Relief for coalition as wildfire threat subsidesPoliticsGreek Politics
Some pressure was taken off the government on Wednesday, when firefighters appeared to bring under control a large forest fire that had been burning for three days north of Athens.
Coalition's ideological contrasts highlighted but Kammenos quashes rift talkPoliticsGreek Politics
Defence Minister Panos Kammenos, who leads the junior coalition partner ANEL, attempted on Thursday to nip in the bud any speculation that his party and SYRIZA are about to go their separate ways over ideological differences.
Healthcare next stop for Tsipras amid Georgiou case falloutPoliticsGreek Politics
A day after government MPs approved a draft law introducing changes to the way Greek universities are run, the coalition focussed on a healthcare bill that represents its latest attempt to show its voters that it is active in policy-making in areas that are not linked directly to the bailout.
SYRIZA tries to look forward but struggles to escape pastPoliticsGreek Politics
The two-day meeting of SYRIZA’s central committee, which concluded on Saturday, did not produce any major surprises for Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, allowing him to focus on a challenging few months ahead.
Government rounds off legislative activity, Mitsotakis offers alternative on educationPoliticsGreek Politics
The Greek government is trying to wrap up its legislative activity before the summer break so that it can then focus on different tasks from September.
Tsipras eyes expansionary measures in 2019 as he starts building post-MoU narrativePoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras gave a wide-ranging televised interview on Wednesday night in an apparent attempt to build on Tuesday’s bond issue and make one last attempt to win back some support before things wind down for August.
Bond issue mulled amid pressure from judiciary clash, Varoufakis claimsPoliticsGreek Politics
The week begins with fresh rumours of an imminent return to the markets for Greece as the government comes under more pressure due to its clash with the country’s judiciary and revelations from former ministers.
In absence of bond issue, coalition ponders next movesPoliticsGreek Politics
The fact that the much-heralded trial bond issue has moved to the back burner for the time being means that the government is focussing on the other policy areas.
Athens holds off on bond as Tsipras talks up labour marketPoliticsGreek Politics
The process for Greece to return to the international bond markets did not begin on Monday, despite some of the local media predicting in the previous days that this would be the case.
Coalition turns to growth plan for relief from negativity, poor poll numbersPoliticsGreek Politics
The government will try to focus its efforts this week on regaining some of the positive momentum evident following the conclusion of the review on June 15.